This story by Vanessa Manko is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men. The reader is Gabriel Byrne.
This story by Roddy Doyle is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men. The reader is Gabriel Byrne.
Colum McCann and a host of writers tell you "How to be a Man"
Playwright/performer Gerard Mannix Flynn talks about the U.S. premiere of “James X.” An Irish government tribunal of inquiry into institutions responsible for cruel and inhumane treatment of children is in session. In the foyer, James X, one of those children, now a man, anxiously prepares to offer the testimony which he hopes will unshackle him from the past. “James X” is playing at 45 Bleecker Street.
Renowned Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, Ireland’s cultural ambassador, discusses organizing the exhibition “Revisiting the Quiet Man: Ireland on Film” at MoMA, which explores representations of Irish identity in cinema. Byrne chose films with key themes—an emigré’s sense of “home,” politics, the role of women, religion, and Irish identity, including “The Quiet Man,” “The Dead,” “The Informer,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” “In the Name of the Father,” and “Hunger.” Byrne will also discuss the Imagine Ireland program in New York City, and his cultural ambassadorship.
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